But a surgical operation had never before been live-Vined – until last Thursday.
Doctors at UCLA Health in Southern California documented a brain surgery on Thursday with Instagram and Vine.
UCLA Health spokeswoman Roxanne Yamaguchi Moster told the L.A. Times that the hospital’s motivation for the ground-breaking social media documentation was to draw attention to brain pacemakers:
“Many in the public don’t know about this treatment so UCLA Health System thought this would be a good way to get the word out.”
Here’s a sampling of the Vine video posts (and yes, the hospital got explicit permission from the patient):
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